A carbine is, broadly speaking, a short-barreled, lightweight rifle. It can be either a shortened version of an existing, full-length rifle (e.g. the AKS-74U being the carbine variant of the AK-74), or a purpose-made carbine with no corresponding full-length rifle (e.g. the M1 Carbine).
Somewhat complicating the issue are pistol-caliber carbines; in the case of pistol-caliber ammunition, "carbine" denotes any firearm of rifle-like proportions, regardless of length. The only exception are fully-automatic pistol-caliber carbines; these are instead known as as "submachine guns". Notably, many pistol-caliber carbines are civilian-oriented semi-auto variants of existing submachine guns (e.g. the Heckler & Koch HK94, a semi-auto variant of the same company's MP5); in the US, where civilian rifles are subject to additional regulation if their barrels are shorter than 16 in (40.6 cm), many "carbines" are actually longer than their parent firearms.
As a final note, many families of rifles have more than one carbine derivative (e.g. the Arisaka rifle series has the Type 30, Type 38, and Type 44 carbines); for the sake of brevity, these will generally be listed under the same heading.
Evans Repeating Rifle (in carbine configuration)
Remington-Keene Repeating Rifle (in carbine configuration)
Savage 99 (in carbine configuration)
Bushmaster Carbon 15 (9mm version)
CAA RONI (conversion kit)
CornerShot (conversion kit)
Dardick Model 1500 (with "Switch-Hitter" carbine kit)
FAB Defense KPOS (conversion kit)
Hera Arms CPE (conversion kit)
LeMat Revolver Carbine (top)
Thompson Center Arms Contender Rifle (can be chambered for pistol-caliber cartridges)
Pages in category "Carbine"
The following 141 pages are in this category, out of 141 total.
- Sa. 81 Krása
- Saiga rifle series
- Salient Arms International GRY
- SAR 109T
- SDK silenced rifle
- Sharps Rifle
- SIG SG 540
- SIG SG 550
- SIG-Sauer 516 Series
- SIG-Sauer MCX
- SIG-Sauer MPX
- Silver Shadow Gilboa rifle series
- SKS rifle
- Smith & Wesson Light Rifle M1940
- Spencer 1860
- Steyr AUG
- Steyr Mannlicher-Schoenauer